HomeNewsBriefMexico Governor Bodyguards Murdered
BRIEF

Mexico Governor Bodyguards Murdered

MEXICO / 16 JUN 2011 BY JEN SOKATCH EN

The dismembered corpses of two bodyguards who worked for Nuevo Leon's governor were discovered in Monterrey, north Mexico, with a message accusing the dead men of working with the Zetas drug gang.

The mutilated remains were discovered Wednesday, in the middle of a busy street outside a local supermarket (see photo).

They were accompanied by a warning message to the governor:

For Governor Rodrigo Medina, here are two of your guards, who are very good at taking money from the "Z" company [the Zetas]. You just arrived but forget whether you're always going to be in power, soon your six years will be up. Lets see where the hell you can hide.

As InSight has reported, Nuevo Leon is suffering increased violence due to the rivalry between the Zetas and Gulf cartel. On the same day the bodyguards' bodies were discovered, 31 other murders linked with organized crime also took place in Monterrey.

Governor Medina remained defiant. “No message, no threat will stop us from achieving a safe Nuevo Leon,” he told reporters.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Tags

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

KIDNAPPING / 13 NOV 2018

A caravan of Central American migrants traveling to the United States has changed its intended route to avoid the Texas-Mexico…

MEXICO / 17 MAY 2012

Two Mexican generals, one of them a former deputy defense minister, have been arrested on suspicion of links to organized…

EUROPE CRIME / 10 AUG 2011

The rise of the Zetas as not just a Mexican menace but as a…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Apure Investigation Makes Headlines

22 OCT 2021

InSight Crime’s investigation into the battle for the Venezuelan border state of Apure resonated in both Colombian and Venezuelan media. A dozen outlets picked up the report, including Venezuela’s…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

THE ORGANIZATION

Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

THE ORGANIZATION

Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.